BLM reopens Little Sahara Recreation Area Visitor Center

FILLMORE, Utah – The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Fillmore Field Office will reopen the Little Sahara Recreation Area Visitor Center for the season on Feb. 28, 2021. Starting on Sunday, visitor center hours of operation will be Thursday - Monday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The recreation area is open 24/7 and 365 days a year. 

Little Sahara Recreation Area is one of Utah’s premiere off-highway vehicle (OHV) areas and is located only two hours from Salt Lake City. Visitors are advised to take all appropriate safety measures, including wearing clothing suited for adverse weather conditions.

Little Sahara Recreation Area visitors are encouraged to keep the following information in mind:

  • The one-night permit fee is $18 per vehicle. This fee includes use of the area for two-days and one-night. Discounts are available for active military members and seniors. This pass can be purchased online at or onsite from the self-registration station.
  • Little Sahara Recreation Area annual passes are $120 and are available at the Fillmore Field Office and the Salt Lake Field Office. 
  • All four campgrounds (White Sands, Oasis, Jericho, Sand Mountain) are open and provide access to vault toilets.
  • The dump station and water fill stations will remain closed until further notice.
  • Safety flags are required for all OHVs and utility terrain vehicles (UTVs). Flags are available for sale at the visitor center.
  • Children under eight years of age are not allowed to operate any OHV/UTV on public lands, roads, or trails in Utah. Children ages 8-15 years old may operate an OHV/UTV if they possess an education certificate issued by Utah State Parks ( or the equivalent certification from their home state. Individuals 16 years of age or older may operate an OHV/UTV if they possess either a valid driver’s license or an approved OHV education certificate.
  • All OHV/UTVs require a State of Utah registration, regardless of registration in a different state.
  • Building tunnels and pits in the sand is dangerous and prohibited.

Little Sahara Recreation Area is currently following COVID-19 safety measures outlined in Little Sahara Recreation Area Phase II, including dispersed camping and social distancing conditions. More information on Phase II measures can be found at In compliance with Executive Order 13991, masks must also be worn while in the Visitor Center. The surrounding cities of Nephi and Delta are full-service communities and can provide access to services not available at Little Sahara Recreation Area. These nearby communities offer a full complement of fuel, groceries, hotels, medical facilities, OHV supplies, and other amenities.

For more information about Little Sahara Recreation Area, contact the Fillmore Field Office at (435) 743-3100, Monday through Friday, or visit our website, Utah OHV rules can be found at:

Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Relay Service (FRS) at 1-800-877-8339 to leave a message or question. The FRS is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Replies are provided during normal business hours.

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This year, we invite everyone to reimagine your public lands as we celebrate 75 years of the BLM’s stewardship and service to the American people. The BLM manages approximately 245 million acres of public land located primarily in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The agency’s mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. 

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